Business Traveller (Middle East)
SAUDI ARABIA HOTEL UPDATE
The highly anticipated JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh (pictured) will make its debut in the Saudi capital’s new commercial and business district in early Q2, Marriott has announced. Occupying a coveted address in the city, and a stone’s throw away from King Abdullah Financial District, the new property will stand tall amongst Riyadh’s skyscrapers of the city. The flagship hotel, spanning 66 floors, will feature 349 rooms and suites, world-class dining outlets, and “exceptional” business and wellness facilities.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA), the developer of the Diriyah master plan, have announced plans for the Four Seasons Hotel Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The luxury property will include approximately 150 rooms and suites, expansive meeting and event spaces, a wellness spa with seven treatment rooms and a fitness centre, as well as two outdoor pools with private cabanas. It will also offer four culinary outlets, including a poolside restaurant and Sunset lounge.
IHG Hotels & Resorts is to relaunch its Holiday Inn brand in Narjan, Saudi Arabia. The hospitality firm has signed an agreement with Al Rabea Hotels and Trading Co. to manage the Holiday Inn Najran – a conversion property. This hotel is returning to the IHG family having operated as a Holiday Inn property from 1995 to 2015. The new hotel is expected to be fully rebranded by end of 2023 and will offer 82 rooms, five villas, an outdoor pool, gym, sauna, steam rooms, and Jacuzzi, four meeting rooms, and four dining venues.